N04418 MRS GODFREY PHILLIPS 1928
Bronze, 18×17×9 3/4 (46×43×23).
Presented by A. E. Anderson through the National Art-Collections Fund 1928.
Coll: Purchased by A. E. Anderson from Godfrey Phillips 1928.
Exh: Godfrey Phillips Gallery, October–November 1928 (77).
Lit: Haskell, 1931, p.187, as ‘A Portrait’, repr. facing p.108; Buckle, 1963, pp.163, 426, plaster repr. pl.248.
Repr: Black, 1942, pl.29; John Rothenstein, The Tate Gallery, 1958, pl.14.
Mrs Godfrey Phillips (née Dorothy Jacobs) collaborated with her husband in running a Gallery in St James's which had the reputation of being more a salon than a mart; this bust of her was first exhibited in Epstein's one-man show there in October–November 1928. She posed for Epstein four days a week for about six weeks in 1928. About six casts were made. The sitter had one; another is in America; and a third from the collection of the late Mrs G. A. Clarke was sold at Christie's, 22 June 1962 (95)…